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Woodhouse Eaves

5 acres spring bulbs, rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, many rare shrubs, mature trees, lily ponds; terraced lawns, herbaceous borders, potager in walled kitchen garden, wildflower meadow walk. Winter, spring, summer and autumn colour, a garden for all seasons.
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    Established five acre garden, sometimes referred to as 'A Cornish Garden in Leicestershire', due to the many quite tender trees and plants flourishing here, rarely to be found so far north. The garden is sheltered on all sides by mature native trees. One of the house walls is Norman and this forms part of a walled courtyard which is home to several plants such as Schizandra rubifolia and Sophera tetraptera. Formal terraces slope down from the house to more informal gardens below. Herbaceous borders flank the lawns as do the old, gnarled, trunked, weeping ash and the mature magnolias. The majority of the large collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, many planted as far back as the 1930s, form the boundaries of the garden and are in magnificent maturity. There are many types of camellias, magnolias, trees and shrubs. Most of which are well established. For example the Magnolia Kobus is regarded as one of the best specimens in the Country and is spectacularly covered in flowers in the spring. Formal and informal pools. Drifts of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in Spring. A walled kitchen garden has recently been converted into a potager. Extensive penstemon collection. Winding, mown paths finally lead you to a natural dappled pool and views over the wild flower meadow to the neighbouring village church. In addition to the garden, paths have been mown to allow the visitor to wander through the meadow which has not been ploughed in living memory, and where many native wild flowers and grasses grow. Only about 2% of such meadows still exist in the Country. Both the garden and the meadow are a haven for wildlife. A garden which is magnificent at all times, spectacular in Spring.

Features and Attractions

100yr old wild flower meadows open 2nd May to 1st July.

Long Close- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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Owner Information

John Oakland
01509 890376
http://www.longclose.org.uk

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Long Close
60 Main St
Woodhouse Eaves
Leicestershire
LE12 8RZ

4m S of Loughborough.

More about Long Close

Established five acre garden, sometimes referred to as 'A Cornish Garden in Leicestershire', due to the many quite tender trees and plants flourishing here, rarely to be found so far north. The garden is sheltered on all sides by mature native trees. One of the house walls is Norman and this forms part of a walled courtyard which is home to several plants such as Schizandra rubifolia and Sophera tetraptera. Formal terraces slope down from the house to more informal gardens below. Herbaceous borders flank the lawns as do the old, gnarled, trunked, weeping ash and the mature magnolias. The majority of the large collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, many planted as far back as the 1930s, form the boundaries of the garden and are in magnificent maturity. There are many types of camellias, magnolias, trees and shrubs. Most of which are well established. For example the Magnolia Kobus is regarded as one of the best specimens in the Country and is spectacularly covered in flowers in the spring. Formal and informal pools. Drifts of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in Spring. A walled kitchen garden has recently been converted into a potager. Extensive penstemon collection. Winding, mown paths finally lead you to a natural dappled pool and views over the wild flower meadow to the neighbouring village church. In addition to the garden, paths have been mown to allow the visitor to wander through the meadow which has not been ploughed in living memory, and where many native wild flowers and grasses grow. Only about 2% of such meadows still exist in the Country. Both the garden and the meadow are a haven for wildlife. A garden which is magnificent at all times, spectacular in Spring.

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